Vanish by Sophie Jordan
Release Date: September 6, 2011
An Impossible Romance.
To save the life of the boy she loves, Jacinda did the unthinkable: She betrayed the most closely guarded secret of her kind. Now she must return to the protection of her pride knowing she might never see Will again—and worse, that because his mind has been shaded, Will’s memories of that fateful night and why she had to flee are gone.
Back home, Jacinda is greeted with hostility and must work to prove her loyalty for both her sake and her family’s. Among the few who will even talk to her are Cassian, the pride’s heir apparent who has always wanted her, and her sister, Tamra, who has been forever changed by a twist of fate. Jacinda knows that she should forget Will and move on—that if he managed to remember and keep his promise to find her, it would only endanger them both. Yet she clings to the hope that someday they will be together again. When the chance arrives to follow her heart, will she risk everything for love?(from HarperTeen)
Holy hotness this series just keeps getting better!! I thought I loved Firelight but Vanish blew me away, I was hooked from the very beginning . Sophie Jordan takes us even deeper into the Draki world in this one. Vanish starts right where Firelight ended which was great and I was glad to see that, especially after that cliffhanger ending in Firelight.
I loved that we get to see the other Drakis and get to know more about them and their way of living, which wasn’t that great but mostly infuriating and I could definitely understand why Jacinda’s mom ran away. They’re not really allowed to leave, they don’t have much freedom, at least the rare ones like Jacinda don’t, I felt just as mad and frustrated as her and wanted her to just run back to Will. At the same time you also feel the guilt that she’s feeling, thinking of leaving them all behind when they depend on the rare Drakis like her to provide some sort of protection from the human world and the hunters. It was hard for Jacinda and you can understand her struggle to make the right choices.
I ended up loving the characters that I struggled to like in Firelight, like Jacinda’s sister which I really wasn’t fond of in the first novel, I loved in Vanish. I was definitely able to understand the anger she had in Firelight a lot more and relate to her and the way she always felt while living with the pride. Also Cassian… *swoon* I totally fell for him, he was not the kind of guy I thought he was in Firelight. He wasn’t the possessive type like I originally thought, and he didn’t just like Jacinda because she was a fire breather, he was actually a great guy and I loved that we get to know him a lot more in Vanish, totally won me over. I felt so bad for him so many times because you can see how he feels about Jacinda but she’s still in love with Will, it was heartbreaking. There were so many hot steamy scenes in this one that make you hold your breath hoping nobody will pop in and ruin the moment. I loved it! The story keeps getting better and the tension between the main characters gets pretty intense. Sophie keeps you at the edge of your seat with some unexpected twists and surprises along the way. I loved the unpredictability of it, that Sophie weaves the story perfectly that you really don’t know what to expect next. Cannot wait for the third one! This one will leave you wanting the next one right away.